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On behalf of the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement, AAAHC would like to thank all organizations that submitted studies for the 2019-2020 Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award program.

It takes considerable persistence to develop, implement, and demonstrate a successful and measurable quality improvement program. We appreciate the time you have taken to describe your program and share the results of your study. This is fully aligned with the spirit and intent of the award program.

Presented below are the finalists from Surgical/Procedural and Primary Care for the 2019-2020 program and links to their studies.

To learn more about the “Bernie” and/or submit a study for the 2020-2021 Kershner Award, please click here. Submissions accepted until noon (CT), October 1.

      KERSHNER AWARD EXPERT PANEL WINNER AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER

  • Sharps and Bio-Medical Waste Disposal at Surgery Center of Fairfield County: Improving Environmental Impact and Cost — Surgery Center of Fairfield County (click here to view study poster)

      KERSHNER FINALISTS

  • PACU Core Temperature Improvement Spectrum Healthcare Partners, P.A. (click here to view study poster)  
  • Total Joint Specialty Service — Center for Specialty Surgery JV, LLC (click here to view study poster)

      KERSHNER AWARD EXPERT PANEL WINNER

  • Increasing Measles Vaccination Rates in At Risk Populations — Nemours Children’s Primary Care (click here to view study poster)

      KERSHNER AWARD PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER

  • Assessing for Diabetes Distress in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in a Continuity of Care (Medical Home) Clinics — Premise Health Holding Company (click here to view study poster)

       KERSHNER FINALIST

  • Healthcare Literacy and Pharmacy Labeling Survey — USCG Base Alameda Clinic (click here to view study poster)